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Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Debuts in Detroit

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After testing for the Rolex 24 at Daytona wearing complete camouflage over the past few weeks, the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R has finally been revealed at the North American International Auto Show today.

Based on the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that was revealed today, the C7.R will makes it racing debut later this month at the famed 24-hour race as part of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship. The new race car’s structure is reportedly 40 percent stiffer than that of the C6.R and already is proving to be fast in early testing.

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Chevrolet’s goal is to make the C7.R the most potent Corvette racer to date; a hard feat to accomplish considering the success of the C5-R and C6.R. Part of the strategy includes using direct injection on the C7.R’s V8 that will net a 3% fuel savings; enough to eliminate an entire pit stop during a 24 hour endurance race.

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Of course, the new C7.R continues to use an updated version of the Jake logo; the unofficial mascot of the Corvette Racing team.

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